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Mercedes take front row as new rule limits communications between the teams and their drivers

A view of the Bangkok skyline

Thailand government claims to have struck deal to host Bangkok Grand Prix in 2014

Thailand's government sports authority says it has struck an in-principle deal to host a Formula One race in Bangkok in 2014, with negotiations ongoing about the hosting fee, according to a report in The Nation newspaper.

Monisha Kaltenborn

Monisha Kaltenborn to become first female team principal in Formula One

Monisha Kaltenborn has become Formula One's first female team principal after taking over from Peter Sauber at his eponymous team.

A view of the Bangkok skyline

Thailand could host street race Bangkok Grand Prix

A grand prix in Thailand is on the cards from 2014 as an agreement is understood to have been reached in principle for a race to be run around the streets of Bangkok.

Lewis Hamilton: 'Spa is one of the best circuits in the world. It’s always a buzz to nail a fast lap around there'

Lewis Hamilton back from his summer break ready to reel in Fernando Alonso

Lewis Hamilton returns refreshed from Formula One's mid-season break with renewed hope he can again become world champion.

Lewis Hamilton breathed new life into his Formula 1 title challenge with victory today

Lewis Hamilton 'closer' to signing a new contract with McLaren reveals managing director Jonathan Neale

McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale says Lewis Hamilton is close to signing a new contract with the Formula One team.

Eduardo Paes: Olympic challenge

London 2012: Mayor of Rio says he's scared Boris Johnson will 'do something crazy' when he hands over Olympic flag to Brazil

The Olympics may have just begun but Eduardo Paes has already got his eye on the end.

Hamilton: 'This win shows it is all still to play for'

Lewis Hamilton was feeling particularly patriotic after his own spectacular goldrush in Hungary yesterday. "It does feel extra special to win here after the recent Olympics [opening] ceremony. I'm rooting for all our teams and wishing them the best, and I can't wait to watch it all on TV. Having the Olympics back in the UK is great for Great Britain, which is why I carried the flag on my helmet today. And now I feel like I've done my part even though we're not there."

Lewis Hamilton boosts Formula 1 title challenge
with Hungarian Grand Prix win

Lewis Hamilton breathed new life into his Formula 1 title challenge as he held off the challenge of Kimi Raikkonen to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton will start on pole

Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for Hungarian Grand Prix

Britain's Lewis Hamilton will start tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position.

Lewis Hamilton in action in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton impresses during practice for Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton knocked back a practice double for a much-needed tonic ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Ron Dennis confident Lewis Hamilton will remain at McLaren

McLaren group chairman Ron Dennis expects Lewis Hamilton to remain with the team next season - and has warned Hamilton the decision is theirs to make.

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<b>Salary/winnings: </b>£18.5 million <br/>
<b>Endorsements: </b>£1.9 million <br/>
Fernando Alonso is a Formula One driver for Ferrari. He is the highest paid driver in the sport.

Ferrari praise 'perfect' Fernando Alonso ahead of Hungarian Gran Prix

Fernando Alonso will enjoy the psychological boost of spending the August break on top of the Formula One championship whatever happens in Hungary next weekend after a display Ferrari described as "perfect".

Vive la velorution: Brad Wiggins celebrating his victory

Trending: 'It's like Top Gear... without the tossers'

Last night ITV debuted a show dedicated solely to bike culture. It's further proof that we're in the midst of a 'cyc-geist', says Will Coldwell

Lewis Hamilton suffered a puncture in Germany

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton bemoans 'cruel luck' following German Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton was left bemoaning his "cruel luck" at the end of a miserable 100th grand prix in which he was also embroiled in a war of words with Sebastian Vettel.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

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